THE PITstop PORTFOLIO
Our diabetes courses are designed to meet the needs of primary care healthcare professionals. We also have bespoke courses for non-registered practitioners in care homes and nurses supporting detainees in police custody. Use the links below to find out about each course. You can register onto a selection of our national courses, see what courses are running in your area, contact us to find out how to commission courses locally, or invite the team to co-ordinate and deliver bespoke diabetes programmes.
This 2.5-day programme focuses on supporting people with Type 2 diabetes who require treatment intensification to an injectable therapy. Includes GLP-1 Agonist and insulin initiation care structured care pathways.
University and RCGP accredited
A 1-day programme for non-registered practitioners working in general practice, already involved or wanting to become involved in the provision of care for people at high risk of diabetes and type 2 diabetes.
in a care home setting course
This 1-day programme for non-registered practitioners explores how best to support residents living with type 1 and type 2 diabetes in residential and nursing homes.
This is a great, interactive course which has clear learning objectives, good feedback, content is kept up to date and has a robust quality assurance and feedback process with evidence.
RCGP Accreditation Assessor Panel, 2019
I can safely say it is the best course that I have ever been on and miles ahead of the previous MERIT course. I had previously wanted to start patients on insulin but did not feel very confident, however, having been on the Pitstop course, and along with my fantastic mentor Dudu, I feel much more knowledgeable and empowered to manage our diabetes patients who need insulin, Glp1s as well as stepping them up and down appropriately. I have initiated quite a few patients on insulin and Glp1s within the practice since November. The resources, handbooks and website for the Pitstop along with Annes' passion, shows the amount of time, effort and dedication that she has put into the Pitstop course. The biggest plus is that she is aware of primary care and is a clinician who has a working knowledge of life in General Practice. Thank you once again for all the education and opportunities to upskill the workforce as I do feel this is key!
Dr Ivor Singh, Clinical Lead GP, attended PITstop in 2019
I have just completed the PITstop course after the prePITstop course and has been very insightful, I am more already more confident managing my diabetic patients after completing the prePITstop course. Now being able to update patients medications and making changes to give good control of diabetes both courses have been very helpful. I have already recommended the PrePITstop course to my practice nurse and wanted to encourage her to become more confident about treatments and medications. She will be there this year.
DR AYODEJI AFELUMO, GP, ATTENDED PITSTOP 2019
A number of PITstop resources are available for general use
Poster: how training and mentorship influences patient outcomes
Shakespeare Health Centre in Hillingdon decided to focus on diabetes service improvements and this poster maps out their journey and improved patient outcomes from 2015 to 2017